BLACKWELL — Daniel Coleman McClung, died Sunday morning, May 21, 2017, at his home in Blackwell, at the age of 93 years.
Dan was born on March 9, 1924, in Butler, Okla., the son of Carl and Nettie Coleman McClung. He graduated from Pie Flat High School in 1942. Following his education he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served four years, including service in the South Pacific War Theater.
He married Dorothy J. Toner on Dec. 26, 1946 and they were married for 61 years. To this marriage were born two sons. He graduated from Oklahoma University with a degree in geology in 1950 and for the next 13 years he worked as a geologist in the oil fields of Oklahoma and Texas. At the age of 39 he enrolled in the University of Oklahoma School of Law and in 1966 established a law practice in Blackwell. While in Blackwell he served as municipal judge and for eight years served on the Kay County excise and equalization board. He also served for nine years on the boards at Blackwell General Hospital and St. Joseph’s Regional Hospital. He was selected Blackwell’s Citizen of the Year in 1993 and was active in various community and civic projects.
He is survived by two sons, Michael J. McClung, of Braman and Steven J. McClung, of Tulsa and a sister, Gerry Green, of Wakita.
He was preceded in death by his wife on April 20, 2008; his parents; a brother, Elwood McClung and five sisters, Dorothy Deputy, Lois Thomason, Jewel Bates, Bonnie Stout and Ruby Elliott.
At his request cremation will be effected and no service is planned. Burial will take place in Wakita Cemetery at a later date.
A memorial has been established in his honor with Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for Alzheimer’s Research in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, OK 74631.
On-line condolences can be made at www.robertsandsonfh.com.